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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!

Kathy and Fred Helfrick

Member since: 2009
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Speaks: english
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

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Kathy and Fred Helfrick

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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Great Exuma Villa Rental Photos and Description

Villa, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Need a break in May? I've had a last minuted cancellation and dates have opened up- contact me today.

SOME GREAT DATES AVAILABLE FOR YOUR BEACH ESCAPE!!! Summer is beautiful in Exuma - quiet beaches and comfortable temperatures.........

The best of Exuma is close at hand when you arrive at Villa #30, a choice location at the Palm Bay Beach Club. This well designed & well stocked villa faces beautiful Elizabeth Harbour & you’re only a few barefoot steps to the beach & the turquoise waters of the Bahamas. This large (approx 700 sq ft) unit comfortably holds 4 people. Villa #30 has been outfitted with many extras to make you feel at home and provides a clean and comfortable setting for your getaway. Our guests have the use of all resort amenities. George Town shuttle, pools & beaches, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computers & concierge service. Nearby Jolly Hall beach is another pristine area (5-10 min beach walk) to relax & take in the never ending views. The location of the resort is central on the island and allows easy access to travel and amenities. The out Islands of the Bahamas will introduce you to the wide open & unspoiled sandy beaches. If you're traveling w/ family, young or old or looking for a peaceful get-away destination, Villa #30 welcomes you to Exuma.

Check out our reviews from guests who have enjoyed our location and returned again and again..........

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Kathy and Fred Helfrick (Property Manager)
Member since: 2009
Call Manager
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
April 28, 2015

About Kathy and Fred Helfrick

Our family made annual escapes from the frozen north for several years and we now make the beautiful island of Great Exuma our regular destination. Settling in and enjoying the simple life couldn't be easier. Even as they've grown and are making the trip by themselves, our kids spend hours beachcombing as the tide reveals it's treasures. Traveling with friends has been made easy as our villa easily accommodates all of us. Room to relax, nature's beauty to enjoy and time to take it all in is why we love it. We hope you will too!

Kathy and Fred Helfrick purchased this villa in 2005

Why Kathy and Fred Helfrick chose Great Exuma

Our family made many trips to all inclusive sunny locations and took advantage of all they had to offer. Our one complaint was always the crowds of people and schedules to adhere to- we wanted to leave all of that at home. Our first trip to Exuma took us back in time and into the holiday postcard beaches, unspoiled and pristine. When we found a spot that offered all the comforts we enjoy as well as easy access to beaches and a slower way of life we couldn't help but jump in.

What makes this villa unique

Location - prime beachfront location within the resort as well as central on the island for amenities and touring. Villa 30 is especially comfortable as it is set up as a holiday home with all the comforts and conveniences.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We just never tire of the beauty and Villa 30 is very well supplied and and great place on the beach for us to relax. We always meet interesting people and the locals are truly wonderful! Thanks for sharing.
Apr 2014
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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms2
Property type villa
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights
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Reviews

5
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Location, Location, Location Plus Life on the Beach!
average rating of 5.0 based on 34 reviews
Niagara-on-the-Lake
5

Couldn't get any better than this!

  • 5 of 5

Wow, "location, location, location" is right! We travel a lot but have never stayed that close to the water before! Kathy & Fred's place is absolutely perfect. When we booked, Kathy answered our questions quickly and thoroughly and sent us lots of information and tips on places to eat, tours to take and beaches to swim or snorkel at. The villa is exactly as described - comfortable, spacious and spotless. It was great to have a washer and dryer and a couple of Canadian TV channels to keep up with the weather we were "missing" at home - NOT! - and the internet worked perfectly during our entire 11 days. While we were there we met Wendy who manages the unit and were impressed with her commitment to ensuring everything is well run and in good working order. No worries here at all, just fun times kayaking and paddle boarding on the beach in front of the resort or walking 5 minutes to gorgeous Jolly Hall Beach. Each day brought a new "treasure", from a huge starfish not far from shore to an osprey flying over our kayak. This was definitely the most laid-back vacation we've ever been on and by the end of the 11 days we were wishing we'd booked a longer stay. It was hard to leave that incredible palette of blues and greens spread out in front of us. Villa 30 was "home" at the end of a day of exploring with the car or boat - or the perfect spot to hang out when we didn't leave the property at all, and we did that a number of times, opting to eat at Splash (great Goombay Smash!) or the couple of other nearby restaurants and fish fry shacks up the road. Thank you, Kathy & Fred, for a wonderful getaway!

  • Submitted: Feb 23, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This was the right year to escape the Ontario winter and it sounds like you made the most of every minute in the sunshine with lots of relaxing time on beautiful Exuma. Thanks for this terrific review - it was a pleasure helping you plan and I'm so pleased that you enjoyed the island as much as we do.
5

The stunning Exumas!

  • 5 of 5

We have traveled all over, but this was our first trip to the Bahamas - the Exumas are infectious and Villa 30 was the perfect home base! Kathy was a perfect host. She gave us so many great tips for our itinerary and who to contact for anything you could need on the island. The villa was as advertised and fully equipped with all things needed to cook, bake, and head to the beach. Palm Bay and Splash were fun places to meet and play with other visitors and locals alike, as well as borrow kayaks, sand toys, and SUPs. We could easily get into town by walking or taking the shuttle from Palm Bay, even for groceries. Renting a car for at least one day is a good way to explore Great and Little Exuma. You can't miss Jolly Hall beach, Thunderball Grotto, or Stocking Island. The possibilities are really endless! We were a little disappointed that the Exumas were not into more eco-friendly practices, such as recycling, composting, renewable energy, picking up litter alongside the roads etc., but the islands sink into your soul and leave a permanent longing to be there forever! Or at least again and again and again!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for this wonderful review. It sounds like you made the most of your Christmas holiday on Exuma - taking in all the wonderful sites as well as making the most of Villa 30 and the resort amenities. Savor your memories of your first Bahamas visit and we hope to see you again. Kathy and Fred
5

Beachfront Gem

  • 5 of 5

Thank you Kathy and Fred! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We have been to many places in the Caribbean but Exuma is our new favorite island.

I would highly recommend staying here because the villa is centrally located and you are a quick 4 minute walk to possibly the most beautiful beach in the Bahamas. When we first discovered Jolly Hall Beach is literally took our breath away. We went to Tropic of Cancer and several other beaches on the island (all beautiful) but Jolly Hall was our favorite.

The villa is quite comfortable and welcoming. We found some great restaurants on the island but having a fully stocked kitchen was a huge plus. We enjoyed being able to make coffee and breakfast each morning.

We can't wait to plan our next trip!

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We agree that Jolly Hall is picture perfect, you usually have it to yourself and we're fortunate to have it so close. Glad that you had time to take in the other beautiful beaches and tour around Exuma with Villa 30 as your home base. We look forward to your next getaway!
Wilmington North Carolina
5

Retreat in Paradise!

  • 5 of 5

We have just returned from our Exuma vacation, and are already planning our return! Villa 30 fit our needs perfectly.....great location, great amenities and we wouldn't change a thing. We rented a car for the first 2 days, which enabled us to tour the island and get our groceries. We enjoyed Jolly Hall Beach just a short walk away, and then rented a boat from Minns to explore some of the small islands nearby. Stunning beaches and water, with some fairly good snorkeling around Fowl Cay. We have visited many Caribbean islands over the years, but Exuma is now our favorite! Thanks Fred and Kathy for sharing your vacation home with us...we will be back!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review. We've talked to other seasoned Caribbean travellers who feel as you do- Exuma has it all.. Glad to hear that Villa 30 worked as your home away from home and I look forward to your next visit to paradise......Kathy
Oxford, Ohio
5

Great place!

  • 5 of 5

The villa was immaculate and well stocked with so many things you can use for your vacation from beach towels, chairs, mats, coolers, etc. Very nice kitchen stocked with most utensils you could want/need. We loved having our morning coffee overlooking that beautiful blue water. We had friends in units nearby and we all spent a lot of time on our patios. Kathy was great to work with and provided lots of information both before we left and then upon arrival of what to see and do.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Many thanks for your review! Glad to hear that Villa 30 was all you expected for your time on beautiful Great Exuma. It was a pleasure to help you plan........Kathy
5

Location!! :)

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary in Exuma. We stayed in villa #30 at the Palm Bay Hideways.... best decision!! The villa is directly on the beach with gorgeous views to wake up to everyday. There is some good snorkeling right off the beach as well as a gorgeous beach a short walk away. The villa was very comfortable and clean. It is also located in a neutral location on the island, allowing for a good travel time to either end of the island. Highly recoemmend!

  • Submitted: May 26, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So glad that you found the location of Villa 30 and its amenities to be a wonderful spot to celebrate 10 years of wedded bliss! We've hosted several honeymoons and anniversaries in recent years as Exuma becomes a popular getaway destination. Congratulations and we hope to see you again soon!

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Nearest Airport
7 Miles
Exuma International Airport GGT
Nearest Beach
At your door

George Town, Great Exuma, The Exumas, Bahamas, Caribbean (Villa is Waterfront Sandy Beach Just Steps Away...) Convenient location is less than 2 miles into George Town for shopping, the straw market & sightseeing. An enjoyable walk or resort shuttle ride. Kayaks and paddle boat included in pricing to enjoy the harbor. Car rental is available across the road from the resort. Boat & scooter rental available in George Town. The 'Fish Fry' area, famous on each of the Bahamian Islands is just a 10 minute walk & offers the catch of the day to locals & tourists alike. Savor the conch salad, grilled grouper or weekend barbeque! The unit looks towards Stocking Island - to see it 'up close' you can catch the shuttle boat from Georgetown pier or the resort dock that will drop you off there for a day of exploring or head to Fowl Cay for outstanding snorkeling. Kayak rental/tour company on site. As the bone fishing capital of the world, Exuma has many guides available to show you the best spots.

Other Activities: Shopping, Kayaking, Boating, Parasailing, Shelling, Health/Beauty Spa

Golf: Emerald Reef Golf Club at Sandals - Greg Norman Par 72 course nearby (Course rates apply)

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Rates & Availability

From $143 Per night

Great Exuma Villa Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Shoulder season
May 1 2015 - Aug 31 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 
 
Low season
Sep 1 2015 - Oct 31 2015
7 night minimum stay
$1,000
 
 
Shoulder season
Nov 1 2015 - Dec 14 2015
3 night minimum stay
$195
$1,300
 

Additional information about rental rates

VAT on taxable items/wk $65
Departure cleaning $80
Notes Pricing includes use of all resort amenities-shuttle, front desk, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, exercise room, etc and Villa 30 welcome breakfast. NOTE: Resort amenities are not available during LOW SEASON
Bahamian VAT 7.5% will be added

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NOTE: Low season Sep 1 - Oct 14 - resort amenties not offered (shuttle, kayaks, front desk, etc.)
30% deposit due at time of booking with balance due one month prior to arrival at Villa 30
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Amenities

Great Exuma Villa Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • villa
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 688 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Beach View
  • Beachfront
  • Resort ...
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
Theme:
  • Away From It All
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Computer Available ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Mobile Phone
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Safe
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Full 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Full 2 - toilet , shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , Can be split into 2 twin beds
  • Comfortable queen size Murphy bed in living area with hotel rated mattress sleeps 2 persons.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Boat with Paddles
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Small Cooler
  • Walkway to Water
  • 2 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
Attractions:
  • churches
  • health/beauty spa
  • marina
  • reefs
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Our pricing includes resort fees that allows use of resort shuttle to/from George Town, kayaks, paddle boards, pedal boats, fitness room, front desk computer use, front desk concierge and bellman service. Welcome breakfast package on arrival (cereal, bread, milk, butter, coffee and tea). iPod dock/speakers in unit Sand pails, shovels and toys, beach towels, beach bags, a variety of fins, masks and snorkels available with unit. Departure cleaning included in pricing Shampoo, paper towel, toilet paper and soaps are available in start up amounts and will be a part of your groceries for your stay. Sailboats & bbq available to rent from resort. Recently rates EXCELLENT by Tripadvisor!!

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